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 Post subject: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
PostPosted: Jun Tue 30, 2015 3:00 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/6AX4-GT-100-REFURBISHED-VACUUM-TUBE-TESTS-STRONG-/121580832192?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c4ec845c0

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Why would anyone buy from him? You don't know what you will be getting, Ebay Roulette !!
Not me !!

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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6AX4/GT- 100% REFURBISHED VACUUM TUBE

How do you refurbish a 6AX4 tube?

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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6AX4/GT- 100% REFURBISHED VACUUM TUBE

How do you refurbish a 6AX4 tube?

Easy: you grab the tube, put some glass cleaner in there, clean all the dirt, shine the pins and put it in a new box. The tube has been refurbished and will read 100% on the tube tester scale.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Why, it's Mr. "bulk tester" again!!---he has a patent on how to test 4 or 5 tubes at the same time on one tube tester.

A while back, I attempted discussion with him. Unfortunately, there is no discernible input port.....

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Refurbished in electronics usually means tested to work with no defects.

If he tested his tubes and they were good with no defects, the use of the word "refurbished" is probably acceptable.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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That photo of the tester with a bunch of tubes stuck in it reminds me of an old Rodriguez cartoon from back in the 60's;

The scene was one of those do-it-yourself standup testers in a store, and the guy had a lot of tubes in it, along with a small CRT.

He was watching a ball game on it... :lol:

The store manager come along and says "One at a time, buddy!"

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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You described it well, made me chuckle. Wish I could see the original.


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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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wiscojim wrote:
Refurbished in electronics usually means tested to work with no defects.

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Refurbished to me means actually doing something to restore performance, like cleaning controls, replacing weak tubes, bad resistors & so on.

Cleaning the outside of a tube doesn't improve it's performance one bit, unless the pins were filthy or had poor solder joints. I guess you could say you refurbished a tube if you resoldered the pins, at least on tubes that have a removable base.


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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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I sent this guy this message. Do you think he will answer?

You are selling your tube (or tubes) as being refurbished. Could you explain to me how you refurbish your tubes (in detail) . I have a lot of old radio tubes that i would love to refurbish. Also i noticed that you are able to test 6 tubes at a time. Wow! I am impressed. Could you also tell me how you do this? Sure would save me a lot of time. I wonder if you will include this message with your description and help out others that into tube radios
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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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What exactly is this guy selling for 65.50? I don't see a tube number.There are a lot of other adds that are the same way.
I think this guy is a few fries short of a happy meal. :lol:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/REFURBISHED-VAC ... 1c52d6072a

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Terms that apply to modern electronics don't necessarily apply to hollow-state. Is there any period literature that says anything about refurbishing receiving tubes? Made me wonder- could you "test" rare transistors or ICs- say the rare output IC boards for Kenwood KR-9600 and call them refurbished? I still think it's misleading.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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if he is going to refurbish tubes, (cough, cough, snort, :roll:) he needs to start refurbishing 45's, 10's 50's, WD11's, western electric 300B's, and RCA 2A3's.

not the "so highly demanded" 6AX4.

:roll:

thanks for the post. it was a good laugh.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:


not the "so highly demanded" 6AX4.




Yeah, that'll put a Damper on sales. 8) (Damper, get it? because the 6AX4 is a damper tube, snort.)


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yep !

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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
I still think it's misleading.

Tell it like it is...It's bulls..t.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Eric H wrote:
Dutch Rabbit wrote:


not the "so highly demanded" 6AX4.




Yeah, that'll put a Damper on sales. 8) (Damper, get it? because the 6AX4 is a damper tube, snort.)


This is something that need to be rectified (clever ahh :lol: ).

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Really surprised he did answer me

I procure nos and bulk vacuum tubes, I clean them, straighten out any bent pins with my Hytron min pin straightening tool, After that, I visually inspect and re-label any of the larger tubes with part numbers as needed on their base with permanent stickers. Last two things really are what is included in Electronic Refurbishment of Components: I test all tubes (one at a time) and the strong ones 90-100% I recertify as good/pass, I repackage, and sell.these Refurbished Electronic Components just like I told you above. I hope that helps.
perfectly good tubes into radios and audio systems all over the country.

Also for further definition of Refurbished just look up Wikipedia: REFURBISHED, ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. That is what I do here like they explain, Radiobrain. Hopo that helps.
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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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Good that he clear that up, now what kind of tube he was selling for $65? and he pack his tubes ergonomically. Ergonomics is the studying of people in their working environments, so how do you pack people ergonomically? that will be a coffin. Therefore he packs his tubes in coffins :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ever seen a refurbished vacuum tube?
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i have a B.S. and a M.S.

maybe i should sell tubes.

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